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What was Joe Brain's occupation?

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

Put your knowledge of the local area to the test with The Reminder's latest community quiz. The answers are on page 8. * * * 1. Who is the current coach of the Flin Flon Bombers? a) Troy Walkington b) Ryan Hoffman c) Dave McPherson d) Scotty Bowman 2. Other than Mayor Bruce Fidler, name two members of Creighton Town Council. 3. Which of the following people do not currently sit on the Council of the Northern Village of Denare Beach? a) Karen Thomson and Douglas Schaff b) Roland Chretien and Grant Adams c) Bev Wheeler and Phil Robinson d) Grant Adams and Wayne Elliott 4. Flin Flon's Reid Simpson currently skates for which NHL team? a) Nashville Predators b) Tampa Bay Lightning c) Montreal Canadiens d) Pittsburgh Penguins 5. According to the official Flin Flon Web site, how many Manitoba communities are larger than Flin Flon? a) Five b) Six c) Seven d) Four 6. Earlier this year, the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce discussed which of the following ideas to help attract tourists? a) Having fire hydrants painted in the likeness of Flintabbatey Flonatin. b) Having lines painted on the roads to show exactly where the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border is located. c) A Bobby Clarke mural on the rocks overlooking Sipple Hill. d) Inviting Santa Claus and his elves to move to town from the North Pole. 7. A bust of the late Joe Brain (pictured) welcomes visitors to the Flin Flon-Creighton Public Library, and the local zoo bears his name. Was Brain (1895 to 1977) a prospector, teacher or doctor? 8. What activity does the City of Flin Flon shield depict?